Real Salt Lake vs Orlando City SC
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Kick-off at 2:30 UK/ 3:30 CET
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy).
Real Salt Lake has every reason to get back to their home ground after a 2-1 defeat away at San Jose last week. Another reason for this is their dismal away record this season. They lost six road games on the bounce conceding a mammoth 21 goals.
Meantime, Salt Lake won their last three home games. This is a huge improvement considering that they have managed just 1 win from their previous 5 games at the Rio Tinto Stadium.
However, the mixed run of form place Real Salt Lake at 10th in the Western Conference table, 1 point above the rock bottom placed Colorado Rapids.
Meanwhile, Orlando’s good fortunes have come to an end. The team that made a racing start to the season by winning 6 of their first 7 games have now managed just 1 win from their last 11 games. They are now dropped down to fourth in the Eastern Conference, falling 9 points behind the leaders Toronto FC.
Orlando City’s away form is pretty poor with only 1 win coming from their 8 games so far this season; 2 draws and 5 losses. Moreover, they found it difficult to score on the road and netted just 5 goals in the process.
Real Salt Lake vs Orlando City: Head-to-head
There are only two meetings between the sides so far and both ended in scored draws.
Last season’s match, hosted at Orlando City ended in a thrilling 2-2 stalemate.
Their only meeting at the Rio Tinto was on July 2015, saw the full-time scoreline of 1-1.
Real Salt Lake vs Orlando City: Prediction
Real Salt Lake seem like the better side in this contest, mainly due to their current form. Positives are little to find from Orlando’s current form and on top of that they struggled to get results on the road so far this season.
However, this will be a tight clash, but Real Salt Lake are the team to back here.
Real Salt Lake vs Orlando City: Betting Tips
FT – Real Salt Lake to win at 2.10 by Pinnacle.
Under 2.5 match goals at 2.10 by Unibet.